Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has admitted that he is "angry" about the amount time of he has spent on the bench this season.
Bent told reporters: "It's frustrating and I do get angry at times. If I'm called upon against Wigan I'm ready to go.
"Christian is out, which is going to be a big loss because he's had a fantastic season. But if I can get the nod, then it would be nice to play a part again.
"I thought maybe I would have come on against Chelsea last Saturday when Christian was sent off. But it wasn't meant to be. I was disappointed because I'd like to play in all the games. I want to play as often as I possibly can."
Bent moved to Villa in January 2011 in a £24m move from Sunderland.